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Xigmatek

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Cavallino, 16 Oct 2009.

  1. Cavallino

    Capodecina

    Joined: 8 Dec 2004

    Posts: 14,101

    Location: Hampshire

    Hello all!

    I was informed that the best cooler to go for these days is the Xigmatek. I do have a few questions though!

    1. The difference between this:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-003-XG&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395
    and
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-000-XG&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395

    Is just the LEDs?

    2. Is this the bracket kit for the S1283?
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-007-XG&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395

    3. Can anyone tell me what is the advantage of using the bracket kit as opposed to just the standard pushpins?

    4. Would the bracket kit fit into a P180 Antec case? Do I need to do any cutting or manual stuff? (I hope not cause Im not keen on it!).

    5. Is the Thor heatsink (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-002-XG&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395) worth the extra 20 quid or so? Or is it just pure overkill?

    Not looking to overclock massively, but would like to try it.

    Finally, if anyone feels that the Xigmatek are not the way to go, please do feel free to give your opinions!

    Much appreciated. TIA :)
     
  2. Th3D0n

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Rochdale/whitworth

  3. mithrandir

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Sep 2005

    Posts: 2,661

    The xigmatek is one sweet cooler.

    Not sure about the bracket as mine was a different model number, although it seems OCuk has listed it as compatible.


    PS I got the red scorpion which is nice but I've read the vanilla one is a little better in the cooling stakes.
     
    Last edited: 16 Oct 2009
  4. Cavallino

    Capodecina

    Joined: 8 Dec 2004

    Posts: 14,101

    Location: Hampshire

    Thanks all.
    Whats the advantage of using the bracket?
     
  5. nbkpsycho

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 20 Feb 2006

    Posts: 3,099

    Location: Edinburgh

    The advantage of using a bracket is that it makes better contact with the cpu and therefore better cooling. The only cooler with pushpins ive used is stock coolers.